Sidereal ramblings

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tip pickle

This morning, while reading some papers written by my students, high school seniors, I came across this sentence: "Kevin was a tip pickle teenager." It took me a moment to figure out what that meant, and when I did, I laughed out loud. Read it aloud if you don't see it.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

first week of rehearsal

We had four nights of rehearsal this week, two or three hour rehearsals. The first night was our read-through. Since then, seeing that we're doing a musical, we've been having musical practices. Which means that my musical director has been teaching the kids their songs and practicing with them. I don't help much with that. I've spent some time blocking the play, and one night, I spent my entire time reading/grading/correcting papers from my classes. I've blocked about the first half of the play so far -- it's going very easily. A lot of the stage directions in the play are very usable (which is not always the case), and there are a lot of songs which I'm mostly skipping as they'll be choreographed by someone else. I kinda feel like I haven't done much yet, but I have been spending my 2-3 hours nightly at school.